Getting Started with the WPF Designer

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The WPF Designer for Visual Studio allows you to visually create WPF applications. Many parts of the WPF Designer will be familiar to Windows Forms developers, but some new functionality is also featured in this designer. This section contains topics for getting started with the WPF Designer.

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  • System.Windows
    This namespace provides several important WPF base element classes, various classes that support the WPF property system and event logic, and other types that more broadly consumed by WPF core and framework.

  • System.Windows.Controls
    This namespace provides classes to create elements, known as controls, that enable a user to interact with an application.